Strategic Urban Development Plan for Masaka Municipality
Masaka Strategic Urban Development Plan has been prepared by the UN-HABITAT in collaboration with the Municipality of Masaka. It is one in a series of six plans developed under phase I of the UN-HABITAT Urban Planning programme in the Lake Victoria region. UN-HABITAT has supported this initiative with two main objectives:
a) to provide an up-todate spatial framework to guide its various programmes in a number of secondary towns in the Lake Victoria region - all geared towards promoting environmental sustainability and poverty reduction
b) to demonstrate the strength of participatory approaches in making urban planning more inclusive and effective.
This objective is underpinned by Focus Area 2 of the UN-HABITAT Medium Term Strategic and Institutional Plan (2008-11), which emphasizes promoting participatory planning, management and governance as an integral part in its mission to achieve sustainable urbanization around the world.